Malkiya, Bahrain

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Malkiya (Arabic: المالكية‎‎) is a coastal village that lies on the western coast of Bahrain Island in Bahrain. The village is home to the Malkiya Club football team.

Malkiya
المالكية
Village
Malkiya is located in Bahrain
Malkiya
Malkiya
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°6′3″N 50°29′16″E / 26.10083°N 50.48778°E / 26.10083; 50.48778Coordinates: 26°6′3″N 50°29′16″E / 26.10083°N 50.48778°E / 26.10083; 50.48778
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate
Population (2000)
 • Total 14,800 [1]

In 2007, protests broke out in the area when a powerful member of the Bahraini royal family tried to seize some of the coastline of the village.[2][3]

The village is also home to the grave and shrine of Zayd ibn Suhan, one of the companions of Ali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahrain City and Town Population
  2. ^ Law, Bill (22 July 2007). "Riots reinforce Bahrain rulers' fears". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malkiya villagers stage protest". Gulf Daily News. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2010.